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White Paper: Sprint improves packaging sustainability 55% in three years

Independently researched study examines the evolution of Sprint-branded device packaging.
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New DWI steel can is lightweighted by 15% and takes advantage of nitrogen dosing.
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Bonduelle launches next-gen food can

After ten years in development, the leading European food processor Bonduelle has launched a new steel food can that delivers enhanced consumer appeal together with significant environmental benefits.
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Organic wines in stand-up pouch are 'uncorked'

A line of three fruit-inspired wine varieties are launched in an eco-friendly stand-up pouch by organic winemaker Gilles Louvet.
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Placon: Rotisserie chicken container

Placon has redesigned its patented, 2-piece HomeFresh Rotisserie Chicken Container to reduce its overall use of petroleum-based resins--without sacrificing the container’s strong visual appeal and structural integrity.
The 75-mL container holds the same amount of spray as the conventional 150-mL format.
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Unilever shakes up the aerosol world

Unilever has launched what it calls “the first major packaging reduction initiative for aerosol deodorants since they were introduced in the late 1960s.”
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Amcor Rigid Plastics: Lightweight 64-oz. hot fill PET bottle

Amcor Rigid Plastics’ patent-pending Powerblock 3.0 Container is a unique stock container for juices and teas that also delivers sustainability advantages by cutting 9 grams, or 13.2%, from the typical 68 gram PET bottle.

Reduce shipping costs with Lightweight flip-cap

The 110mm Flapper Closure, one of the latest innovations from the newly combined Mold-Rite Plastics | Weatherchem | Stull Technologies team, offers controlled dispensing in a clean and modern design that uses 20% less material to reduce shipping weight and costs.
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Amcor Rigid Plastics: Aluminum
 screw-cap for PET spirits bottles

Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded the
 use of its roll-on pilfer-proof (ROPP) finish design for aluminum 
screw-cap PET bottles to the spirits category with new 1.75L and 750ml stock
 PET bottles that offer light weight and smooth conversion from glass.
TWC uses the Eco Container for its 100% All Natural Protein Powders, in whey protein concentrate and high-performance whey protein isolate varieties, and in a new raw vegan protein formula, in chocolate and vanilla flavors, for Canada.
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Molded-pulp bottle is perfect for protein powder line

Natural health products brand Bodylogix follows in the footsteps of Seventh Generation when it launches an eco-friendly, convention-busting bottle for its protein powders.
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Johnson & Johnson awards Amcor for sustainability achievements

Johnson & Johnson (J&J), a multinational manufacturer of pharmaceutical, diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical, and biotechnology products, awarded a 2012 Supplier Sustainability Award to Amcor Ltd.

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